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Arthur Herman joins Frank to discuss the implications of the budget cuts on our men in uniform or the troops and the industrial capacity required to supports them.  Also, it was recently discovered that our defense contractors were using fraudulent Chinese parts in American weapons systems. Why do we have any Chinese parts in our weapon systems? Arthur and Frank explore these topics and more.

Congressman Jeff Duncan introduces the “Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012” (H.R 3783)  which comes a week after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s five day tour of four Latin American countries. Duncan’s legislation makes it clear that American policy is to counter Iran’s influence in Latin America by requiring a coordinated and targeted strategy that uses all elements of national power. Specifically, the legislation charges the Obama Administration to detail the presence of Iran in the Western Hemisphere.

Weekly commentator Jim Hanson weighs in on the impact the budget cuts are most likely to have on the U.S. military, which he predicts will leave our military second rate.  Will the U.S. be able to effectively play the role of the global super power and fulfill its responsibilities? President Obama is actively considering cutting back on 80% of the nuclear forces, are these cuts advisable? Would other countries follow the United States path of nuclear disarmament or will this leave our enemies stronger?

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